Iraq

Iraq tells U.N. 'terrorist groups' seized former chemical weapons depot

Chicago Tribune 11 July 2014
By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS - Iraq's government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international

 

Jihad Goes Corporate: ISIS and the Business of Jihad

ISIS is raising funds with very slick, business-like collateral materials similar to investment proposals and annual reports… In a day and age in which corporations rule

 

Syrian And Iraqi Refugees Are Half The Population Of This Swedish City

International Business Times 7 July 2014
By Christopher Harress

SODERTALJE, Sweden -- What's most remarkable about this small Swedish city is how profoundly it's been shaped by distant civil wars. Because of Sweden’s embrace of political

 

The Caliphate Restored

FrontPage Magazine 6 July 2014
By Robert Spencer

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has declared itself a caliphate, renamed The Islamic State, and named its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph, and demanded

 

Iraq and the Freedom Deficit in Islam

AINA (press release) 6 July 2014
By Joseph Loconte

The startling success of Islamist extremists in seizing major cities in Iraq and threatening the government in Baghdad has many causes, but none more important than this: the

 

ISIS Terror Group Declares Caliphate in Iraq, Syria; Nails 9 Men to Cross for Rebellion

The Christian Post 5 July 2014
By Anugrah Kumar

An offshoot of al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, has declared the territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria a "caliphate," or Islamic state,

 

Militant Urges Muslims to Build Islamic State

AINA (press release) 5 July 2014
By Ryan Lucas

BAGHDAD -- The leader of the extremist group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria has called on Muslims around the world to flock to territories under his control to

 

Norwegian Accused of Royal Threat Turns Up in Jihad Video

Naharnet 4 July 2014

A Norwegian citizen previously accused of making threats against the country's royal family has reportedly shown up in a jihadist video shot in Iraq, police said

 

ISIS's political Islam the latest Arab tragedy

Al-Monitor 30 June 2014

It is as if history has reverted a hundred years. Some are calling for a caliphate to unite the Arabs under its shadow, others call to rely on a Western ally, British mainly

 

ISIS Declares New Islamist Caliphate

The Wall Street Journal 30 June 2014
By Matt Bradley

BAGHDAD—The Sunni Islamist militant group whose three-week blitz through northern Iraq has nearly upended the country's fragile unity announced itself as a new Islamist

 

Controlling the Islamic Threat to the West

American Thinker 30 June 2014
By Michael Curtis

A greater effort must be made to control the threat of Islamic terrorism. Indifference to the threat, let alone acquiescence, is not an option for Western survival. An official

 

ISIS fanatics publicly crucify nine men in Syria as rival militias in Iraq prove just as brutal

The Australian 30 June 2014

IS there no end to their depraved brutality? The fanatical jihadists waging war across Syria and Iraq have already horrified the world with their mass shootings and the

 

Europe faces 'greatest terror threat ever' from jihadists in Iraq and Syria

CNN International 27 June 2014
By Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister

The city of Cannes on the French Riviera is best known as a hang-out of the rich, and for its film festival, not as a terrorist hide-out. But police recently swooped on an

 

Mosul's Christians Say Goodbye

AINA (press release) 27 June 2014
By Christian Caryl

I've been reading the headlines from northern Iraq over the past two weeks with an intensifying sense of dread. It's a feeling very much like the one I have whenever I read

 

The new dark ages: The chilling medieval society Isis extremists seek to impose in Iraq

Daily Express 25 June 2014
By Adrian Lee

LIMBS cut off for minor offences, opponents made to dig their own graves, singing and music strictly forbidden - a chilling vision of the medieval society Isis extremists today

 

Spanish Police Break Up Alleged Jihadist Recruitment Network

Wall Street Journal 20 June 2014
By David Román

MADRID—Spanish police broke up what they said was a jihadist recruitment network in Madrid, led by a former detainee at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, that sent volunteers

 

Children of war: As rebels force boys to watch an execution, gun-toting youngsters join regime troops

Daily Mail 20 June 2014
By David Williams

Gun-toting children were paraded for the cameras in Iraq yesterday – on both sides of the bloody conflict. A shocking video emerged showing armed boys watching the execution

 

Isis in Iraq and Syria: The Nationalities of the Islamic Jihad's Foreign Legion

International Business Times 20 June 2014
By Gianluca Mezzofiore

The jihadist group that has seized large swaths of territory in swift attacks on northern Iraq, seizing the country's second largest city Mosul, Saddam Hussein's hometown

 

Just one week in the world of Islam. What is wrong with this faith?

Herald Sun 20 June 2014
By Andrew Bolt

What the hell is the problem with Islam? In the past week..
In Kenya: At least 34 people have been killed after unidentified armed men stormed the coastal city of Mpeketoni, setting hotels, restaurants, banks and government offices on fire and spraying bullets in streets.

 

French Jihadis With ISIL Leave Europe at Risk of Iraq

Businessweek 20 June 2014
By Gregory Viscusi

The young man in a video posted on YouTube last July identified himself as Abu Abd Al-Rahman and told his French "brothers” it was their religious duty to join him in Syria to

 
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